Binge eating is a defining feature of bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder; however, individuals with other conditions such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, and borderline personality disorder, may also engage in eating binges to regulate unpleasant emotions in the short-term. Binge eating is associated with increased psychological distress and elevated risk of health conditions, such as obesity and type II diabetes. The high demand and restrictive inclusion criteria for specialized eating disorder programs means that many individuals experiencing binge eating seek support from general health clinics or private clinicians in the community. To support these individuals, it is important that health care providers be knowledgeable about effective treatments for binge eating. Read More
This workshop will begin with a brief overview of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for treating binge eating. The remainder of the workshop will describe common treatment strategies used in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) interventions for binge eating, including psychoeducation regarding the CBT model, goal setting, self-monitoring, adopting a routine of regular eating, stimulus control, problem-solving, identifying cognitive distortions, cognitive restructuring, and relapse prevention. Strategies for increasing self-compassion and improving body image will also be discussed in the context of CBT. Case vignettes will be used to illustrate these strategies and participants will have opportunities to apply these strategies using case examples throughout the workshop.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Describe clinical practice guidelines for treating binge eating
- List common triggers of eating binges
- Describe and apply effective behavioural strategies for treating binge eating, such as goal setting, self-monitoring, regular eating, stimulus control, and problem-solving
- Describe and apply effective cognitive strategies for treating binge eating, such as identifying cognitive distortions and challenging maladaptive thoughts
- Troubleshoot common issues that arise during treatment for binge eating
About the Speaker
Dr. Stephanie Cassin is Professor and Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology at Toronto Metropolitan University. She is a Registered Clinical and Health Psychologist, and a leading expert on psychosocial interventions for binge eating and obesity care. Her program of research focuses on developing and testing brief cognitive behavioural therapy and motivational interviewing interventions for people experiencing disordered eating. She has published a book and 100 scientific articles and book chapters on topics related to cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, disordered eating, and obesity. Dr. Cassin is passionate about educating health care professionals and students about effective treatments for disordered eating to increase treatment accessibility to those living with an eating disorder.
CPD / CE / NBCC credits available: 3
How do I receive these credits?
The participant must pass the multiple-choice test with a minimum score of 80%. There is a maximum of three attempts to achieve this.
The post-test is included in the price of the training.
Does my regulatory body accept the credits?
The CPD & CE credits awarded can be used towards your declaration to any governing regulatory body in your state or country, provided the content is relevant to your discipline.
Our trainings are accredited by:
– The CPD Group, London
– Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
– Australian Counselling Association
– National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)